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PLEURAL EFFUSION and Loratadine

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PLEURAL EFFUSION Symptoms and Causes

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Loratadine Side Effects

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Recent Reviews

one 10 mg pill cuased presure in thechest bad muslespasms in the back think past doses has sent me skizzo

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Can my one year old take loratadine

Can this medicine cause you to have a very fast heart rate?

Can you take tylenol right after taking a loratadine?

How long should a child of 5 years of age be on Loratadine (liquid form) and will this effect her alertness in school?

I was taking the loratadine 24 hr for about 4 months and past 3 months kept losing a lot of hair. Found bald spot few days ago and doc says alopecia areata. I saw a few postings on the internet of a correlation and wanted to know it anyone else has

Is 30mg too much in 24 hours?? is medical advice needed

My son experienced nightmares, several night wakenings, disorientation, restlessness, night sweats and a few days after stopping the medication had shortness of breath after exercising (with no previous asthmatic experiences)

Unresponsive to 5mg/kg q 8wks; increased to 10mg/kg q6wks. After 3 doses at that strength noted fatigue, occasional night sweats, joint aches, sudden onset of chest pain and dyspnea (pleurisy, small pleuraleffusion) Had just taper

54y/o, WM, Status post quadruple coronary artery bypass graft surgery(10 months ago). Surgery went well, only complication was a pretty large left pleural effusion requiring chest tube placement. Resolved well, no further problems

Experienced weakness and fatigue, diagnosed with pericardial effusion and anemia, hospitalized for 14 days. Surgical thorectomy and drainage.

Feb 2009 hospitalized for pericardal effusion then suffered with reaccuring pericarditis for a year march 2101 sent to mayo clinic in minnasota for a radical pericardectomy

Hi am a nursing student and my pt has pneumonia and pleural effusion and empyema withlarge abcessand the hostpital is giving him perfalgan is that wrong?

My father died last week after suffering from: fluid buildup in the lining of the lungs (pleural effusion), heart (pericardial effusion), led to hard breathing, fatigueandvery low oxygen in

When people receive a lung transplant, the pleural cavity is destroyed. How are people able to breathe following a lung transplant when there is no pleural cavity???

PLEURAL EFFUSION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Recruiting Evaluation of Loratadine for Prevention of Pegfilgrastim-Induced Pain
Condition: Pegfilgrastim-induced Back and Leg Pain
Interventions: Drug: Loratadine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Prevention of pegfilgrastim-induced back and leg pain by administration of the antihistamine Loratadine;   Identification of adverse events when Loratadine is given to prevent pegfilgrastim-induced back and leg pain;   Incidence of pegfilgrastim-induced back and leg pain
2 Recruiting NOLAN: Naproxen or Loratadine and Neulasta
Condition: Bone Pain in Stage I - III Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Loratadine
Outcome Measures: Bone pain (all grade) in cycle 1;   Bone pain (all grade) by cycle (2-4) and across cycles;   Severe (grade 3/4) bone pain by cycle and across cycles;   Subject reported bone pain;   Maximum Subject Reported bone pain;   Area under the Curve for subject-reported bone pain;   Adverse Event and Serious Adverse Events;   Severity of Adverse Events
3 Recruiting Long-Term Efficacy and Safety Study of SCH 900237/MK-8237 in Children and Adults With House Dust Mite-Induced Allergic Rhinitis/Rhinoconjunctivitis (P05607)
Conditions: Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial;   Rhinitis, Allergic, Nonseasonal
Interventions: Biological: MK-8237 tablets;   Biological: Placebo tablets;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Self-Injectable Epinephrine;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Loratadine tablets;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Olopatadine ophthalmic drops;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Mometasone furoate nasal spray
Outcome Measures: Average Total Combined Rhinitis Score (TCRS);   Number of Participants Who Experience At Least One Adverse Event;   Number of Participants Who Discontinue Study Drug Due to an Adverse Event;   Average Rhinitis Daily Symptom Score (Rhinitis DSS);   Average Total Combined Rhinoconjunctivitis Score (TCS);   Average Rhinitis Daily Medication Score (Rhinitis DMS);   Average Allergic Rhinitis/Rhinoconjunctivitis Symptoms Assessed by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)
4 Unknown  Combination of Peripheral Nerve Block and DepoDur in Total Knee Joint Replacement
Condition: Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Interventions: Drug: Depodur;   Procedure: sciatic nerve block
Outcome Measures: Postoperative Pain;   Time Required for Placement of Block;   Time to first use of rescue analgesia and PCA;   Total opioid consumption;   Degree of knee flexion (Range of motion);   Day of first ambulation;   Number of days required to achieve a 110° knee flexion;   Number of days of hospitalization;   Need for manipulation of knee joint under general anesthesia;   Secondary effects: nausea and vomiting, pruritus, supplemental oxygen, urinary catheterization;   Satisfaction score